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Ushabti of Psametiksaneit


Ushabti of Psametiksaneit

The mummiform statuette has the arms crossed over the chest. In the hands holds the agricultural tools ans a string ending on the shoulder with a bag of seeds. The face his framed by a tripartite wig and a false beard. The statuette has a back pillar. with two columns of inscription that continues into ten horizontal lines wrapping around the body. The inscription contains the Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead: "O Ushabti! It the  Osiris, the general Psametek-sa-Neit, son of the general Psametek-aui-Neit, son of the lady Neit-em-hat, will be summoned to do any work which has do be done in the necropolis, although it will be an obstacle, as a man must to be duty "Here I am!" you shall say; if you will be summoned at any time to do what to do there, to make arable the fields, to irrigate the land or to convoy sand from east to west "Here I am! you shall say" (Italian translation by E. Bresciani). Four canopic jar (no. cat.975/78) and two ushabti (no cat.   2670 1-2) of Psametiksaneit are at Musée du Louvre, but the name has some graphic differences: "Psametik" is written inside the cartouche and there is the absence of the name of the father. Other ushabti are in Boston and Stockholm museums.    

Further information
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Probably Sais or Saqqara

Object
  Definizione: Statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti of Psametiksaneit

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXVI Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Faience
  Technique: Die casting
  Height: 17
  Varie: Conservation status: the statuette is broken in the area below the knees.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1974, Aubert J.F.-L., "Statuettes égyptiennes. Chaouabtis, o occhebtis", Paris,  page.231

1979, Bresciani E., “Un ushabti del generale Psametek-sa-Neith nel museo “L.Pogliaghi” a Varese” in "Egitto e Vicino Oriente II", Pisa, pp.49-55